It's funny that Asus keeps increasing version numbers of their GX feature, when the only thing that changes is app compatibility. Marketing gimmicks /rolleyes
I would assume that Microsoft is bring back HAL in Win 8 for more then just Creative EAX.
I believe xBox's OS does not have HAL, Maybe Microsoft is going to use a new version of EAX in future xBox systems.
Something to help compete with PS3s in gaming audio?
I would assume the future xBoxs would use a striped down version of Win 8